What tool would be appropriate to cut a gap around a metal slug that is holding this plastic join together? It has been press-fit to be flush with the surface. There is no access on the opposite side for pushing it out.
I've been trying to cut a small gap around the perimeter so that I can grasp at it with a pair of pliers and pull it out. But I want to do it in such a way that I can reinsert it later.
It is a soft plastic. I drilled small holes around the perimeter and have cut away at it with an x-acto knife.
Is there a better tool that I can use to nibble away at this?